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Ben Fadden is the ultimate diehard Padres fan who lives 20 minutes from Petco Park and has season tickets for the team with his family. He’s the founder and host of the Talking Friars podcast and has interviewed former Padres players and staff on the show.

Nolan Arenado wins NL Player of the Month over Manny Machado

The numbers say Arenado shouldn’t have won

Padres send down Pedro Avila and Luis Campusano as roster shrinks to 26 players

Avila has barely pitched in the majors this season and Campusano’s gotten limited at-bats

Talking Friars Ep. 156: Padres Take 2 of 3 vs Pirates!

Padres have won five of their first six games on this road trip

Five Padres who could be sent down as rosters get trimmed to 26 players

Rosters have to shrink from 28 to 26 players on May 1

Joe Musgrove, Padres at “impasse” over contract extension talks

The Padres need to up their offer

Talking Friars Ep. 155: Padres SWEEP the Reds!

This was a nice start to the road trip...

Padres calling up Trayce Thompson to replace Wil Myers

Myers has been dealing a thumb injury

Former Padres outfielder Jon Jay retires

Jay played for the Friars in 2016

Talking Friars Ep. 154: NO(more)LA ‘til June

Sorry Dodgers fans but this felt like rivalry

Padres place Pierce Johnson on IL

Ray Kerr has been called up to replace him